Jillibean Soup and Maya Road...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Could it get any better? Jillibean Soup and Maya Road joining forces for a fun week of mixing and matching to create one project using both Manufacturers. To be honest, it didn't really feel like two separate companies as the products blended together beautifully. I was also lucky to recieve my first shipment as part of the Jillibean Soup design team so I had lots of new goodies to use on this layout.

My sweet country girl... she is such a grass-roots kinda kid and loves her life living on the farm surrounded by her horses, dog and cats. And ever since she could walk and talk she has dressed just like her father... country all the way.

The Maya road giant bottlecaps are a new product for me as I've never used bottlecaps on my layouts before let alone 'giant' ones. And how cute is this star shape? I decided to place my heading inside the star as it was a stand out feature on the page.

I'm so happy with my new Fiskars punch as I'm always wanting something 'horsey' to put on projects for my daughter. It will definitely be getting a good work out, especially as she spotted it and pleaded to let her use it... I said I'd think about it.

I've started making a conscious effort to hand-write my journaling on my layouts again. I was being a bit lazy for a while and using rub-ons. I'm still a little nervous doing it this way as I don't get a second chance, not unless I want to cover it up with a giant flower and start again. LOL! Perhaps I will have to type up exactly what I want to say before I start the handwriting.

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Country Pumpkin Chowder/Cream Style Corn, Bite Size Bits; Grandma's Lima Bean Soup/ Bite Size Bits; Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup/Garlic Flakes; Soup Staples II/Gray Salt, Orange Salt
Pea Pod Parts: Grandma's Lima Bean Soup
Cardstock Stickers: Grandma's Lima Bean Soup
Hexies: Today, Memorable
Alphabeans: Tart Teal
Maya Road:
Large Star Bottlecap
Vintage Linen
Maya Mists: Avacado Metallic, Snow White, Sunflower Yellow
Bingo Card Rubons
Fiskars horse punch, embroidery thread, foam pop-dots

Don't forget to pop over to the Jillibean Soup blog HERE to catch all the beautiful projects created by the design team this week during the product swap with Maya Road.

From farm to you...


  1. I seen your layout at Jillibean Soup. The layout ---- beautifully executed. I love the colors you chose and those horses are cute. Love the stitching and the details. You're super talented, Melinda!

  2. WOW! This layout is incredible!!

  3. This is totally amazing Melinda! Love the giant star bottle cap and I think I need that horsey punch for sure. xx

  4. Love your LO! The colours and the B&W photo are beautiful together. I NEED to go look for the horsey punch now! My granddaughters would never forgive me if I didn't! lol

  5. This turned out awesome! Love your little punched horeses out of the different jillibean papers! :)

  6. O.M.G!!! Stunning!!! THis LO is completely amazing..x

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous Melinda!!!!! I love the combination of colours with the theme and that gorgeous photo. LOVE the little horse punch and that you've used your gorgeous handwriting.

  8. Wow! You lucky thing to get to play with these goodies - & they look beautiful here...LOVE thos li'l horses & your DD's photo is amazing...I'm sooo glad to be home after our 6 week holiday...good to get back into the swing of things:):):)

  9. I totally love that Star bottlecap!! Love the layout - colours, horsies... everything!

  10. OMG!!! I am in love with this layout! And I MUST get that horse punch!!!

  11. what a great use of the bottle cap star! Love this!